Swimways Swim Float Review and Giveaway

Sometimes I feel like all the “floaties” out there are just for the kiddos.  While most of the time I don’t have the luxury of lounging in the pool (because all eyes are on deck to make sure no one is drowning), there are occasions.  As part of the perks of being an Ambassador for Swim Ways (you can find all of our posts here), we recently had the opportunity to try out their Spring Float (for adults and kids aged 15+).

Lately we have been spending more time in the “natural water” (AKA Yellowstone River) so all testing happened there (out of the current, of course.)

A bit of an unflattering photo, but it shows you how it looks in the water!
A bit of an unflattering photo, but it shows you how it looks in the water!

 

What I loved:

– Super easy set up – the “blow up” part was minimal and done quickly

– It was also easy to deflate and pack back up in its included mesh bag to go back on the raft as we continued our “big boat float” (see image below)

– It comes in a bunch of color combinations and patterns

– You are definitely still very much in the water when you are in it so not getting hot in the sun….though see disadvantage to this below.

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What I wasn’t so crazy about:

– I had to be REALLY quick to get the cap back in after I inflated the tube that goes around the float.  It comes out really fast which is a pain for inflating, but makes it easier when it’s time to pack up.

– It’s a bit awkward to get in and out of because you are still so immersed in the water.  The float “hugs” your body which makes it comfortable, but takes a little adjusting to get it right.  I certainly wasn’t looking as graceful as the stock photo showed!

 

You chance to float your worries away….

SwimWays Spring Float PoolSwimways is giving the chance for one of you to win a Spring Float of your own.  Just a little chance to relax and chill out (literally…)

As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!  Sorry, this giveaway is open to the U.S. only.

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SwimWays generously provided us these pool toys in order to facilitate this review as part of their Ambassador program.  However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own.  You can find my full disclosure here.  

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10 thoughts on “Swimways Swim Float Review and Giveaway”

  1. My parents have a great pool. This would be perfect for family visits! We have an amazing outdoor pool in my town, but it’s not quite roomy enough for a giant floaty. It would be stellar at the high alpine lakes nearby too. Keep you floating in the warmest 6” of water!

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  3. Favorite way to relax in the water is sitting in the kiddie pool section watching my first daughter and cooling my big belly containing soon-to-be second daughter! I’d use this in our neighborhood pool for sure.

  4. My favorite way to relax in the water is with a pool float/raft. I would use this at the pool for sure!

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